Intra-operative Bronchospasm in a Patient Who was Scheduled for Emergency Caesarean Section under Spinal Anaesthesia 488-489
Rajashekar Mudaraddi MD., Senior Registrar,
Department of Anesthesiology and Surgical Intensive care.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Barbados.
An asthmatic attack during spinal anaesthesia is uncommon. It is a known fact that regional anaesthesia is the best option for asthmatic patients. The incidence of bronchospasm under spinal anaesthesia is high, during high spinal anaesthesia, which is infrequent. The incidence of episodes of bronchospasm are relatively higher in general anaesthesia than in spinal anaesthesia. The episodes of asthmatic attack during anaesthesia are decreasing due to the improved medical care. The prompt recognition of the episode and the timely treatment prevents the life threatening complications. Here, we are describing a case of an asthmatic attack during caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia.